According to Down Detector, more than 38,000 people reported problems with the world’s largest online retailer on Sunday night and Monday morning. However, Amazon’s website is now operational, though the cause of the outage is unknown.
Some customers may have encountered problems while shopping. We’ve fixed the problem, and everything is back to normal, an Amazon spokesperson told Reuters. The outage occurred a small distance after Amazon announced that customers spent more than $1.9 billion during its recent Prime Day event. More than 70 million small businesses as users took advantage of their deals available between June 21 and JUNE 22.
According to Amazon, over the two days, more than 250 million items were purchased, with nearly all third-party sales coming from small and medium-sized businesses.
2020’s Prime Day promotion
Amazon reported a more than 100 percent year-over-year increase in sales than the Prime Day promotion in October 2020. Tools, beauty, nutrition, baby care, and also electronics among the best-selling categories.
People also used Prime Day to stock up on school supplies. Customers purchased over 600,000, 240,000 notebooks, and 40,000 calculators during the sale.
Amazon’s Prime Day support for small business partners like Sheets & Giggles has blown us away, “Colin McIntosh, CEO of Sheets & Giggles, a Denver, Colorado-based eucalyptus sheet company, agreed. “On the first day, we saw an 800% increase in unit sales. We don’t have a large team or unlimited resources, so the concentrated exposure would not have been possible without Amazon’s Support S.
Amazon is developing a device that could track users while they sleep using radar sensors. The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted Amazon permission to market a device that uses a radar sensor. Hence, it will detect motion and enable contactless sleep tracking functions.
The device has intended to assist users who have mobility, speech, or tactile impairments. The device’s sensors can detect and identify movement in three dimensions, implying that they should register user movements. The device will also assist users in improving awareness and managing sleep hygiene and helping users with potential sleep issues. It has authorized for use in the United States of America. The FCC has granted the company a waiver to use the 60GHz band for sleep tracking.
Google announced the second generation of the Google Nest Hub earlier this year. It will have new features such as an intelligent display that can track a person’s sleep pattern. According to the tech giant, the absence camera in the Nest hub allowed users to keep the device by their bedsides.